Helping Grieving Families HealResiliency Retreats for Bereaved Families
Bereavement RetreatsHave you or your family lost a loved one? Camp because I said I would offers retreats for grieving individuals or families. Our goal is to assist in you and your family by sharing training on practical resiliency skills and mental health habit to face life's adversities. This space is for you to strengthen and heal in a peaceful environment with recreational opportunities.
As our charity continues to increase staffing and build programming, we are currently offering an interim program to help families in bereavement get away from the stress of life. For families that are approved, our nonprofit provides stays at camp in our resort cabins at no cost. Families can enjoy nature, outdoor recreation and quality time together without the financial burden of a resort cabin rental. We currently do not offer resiliency training or mental health support during this interim period, but we will soon.
- What: A 1 to 4 night stay in our resort cabins at no cost. Transportation and food is covered by the attending families at this time.
- Who: Families who have lost a loved one in the last 24 months. Our goal is to support 150 families a year.
- When: Weekdays, weekends and holidays. All year long. Families receive approval for a no-cost stay at camp usually 21 days before the reservation date.
- How: Approvals are made based on need, donor funding and property availability. Families must either directly apply or be referred by an individual or a partner nonprofit organization.
In the near future, our camp will offer families in bereavement programs focused on resiliency skills and mental health habits. These programs will likely be 2 to 3 nights long with about 2-3 hours of sessions each day. We are currently developing partnerships with other nonprofits to enhance the experience and impact of camp. Sessions will include topics like:
Self-Control: Understanding the Four Types of Self-Control
Stress Management: The Basics of a Resilient Mindset
Hope & Optimism: Embracing Hope as a Catalyst for Personal Growth
Limiting Beliefs: Identifying the 4 Negative Thinking Patterns
Anger Management: Techniques for Effective Emotional Regulation
Time Management Habits: Approaching Commitment with a Plan
Goal Setting: Techniques for Selecting and Pursuing Meaningful Goals